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Week of October 11, 2004
Edmonton Catholic School Board trustee candidates
John Beke - - Ward Three
It would be an honour and a privilege to serve Ward 3 as your Catholic school trustee. We face significant challenges in this, one of the last vestiges of a true Catholic education system in Canada. To face these challenges, you need to elect a representative that will be a leader and act as a Catholic role model.
I am that representative! To serve you as a trustee I bring the following key attributes:
Born in Edmonton and living in Ward 3.
I am a practical Catholic. My wife, children and I are active members of the St. Dominic Savio Parish where I am a lector and was vice-president of parish council for two years.
I have a vested interest in the system, as my two school-aged children are in Edmonton Catholic Schools.
I am an active community leader, involved in many community and Catholic organizations including: the Knights of Columbus (Edmonton Chapter vice-president, past grand knight, etc.) and the Kilkenny Sportsmen's Club (vice-president).
I am a senior manager, facilitator and planner. Currently I am the executive director of EJPCOH, an agency that looks after homelessness and housing issues in Edmonton.
I hold a master of science degree.
If elected I will be dedicated to provide Community-oriented, Accountable, and Responsive Education. As an advocate for Catholic education and the electorate, I will actively engage other orders of government for support.
Mark Razzolini - - Ward Three
Mark Razzolini knows Ward 3 - he has lived there for over 30 years. Mark is the manager, human resources operations at Alberta Blue Cross, incumbent trustee in Ward 3, and the vice-chair of the Catholic school board.
He holds a degree in political science and a certificate in human resources management from the University of Alberta.
As Ward 3 trustee, Mark has been very active in all his neighbourhood schools as he believes it is essential to have constant contact with his constituents.
Mark always deals with every issue brought to him by his stakeholders with the commitment to build a better system for the children of our district.
Mark has visited thousands of homes during the election as he believes solid decisions are based on feedback from the people he represents.
Mark has served on various committees during his term as trustee including: chair, advocacy committee; representative, Alberta Teachers Association grievance committee; committee member, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce; member, M'amowe Capital Region Family & Children Services; and member, Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association.
Mark is an active volunteer in Edmonton focusing his energies on social issues and youth.
For many years, Mark volunteered at Anne Fitzgerald and at Father Leo Green schools in Ward 3. In 1998, he joined the adopt-a-school program at St. Catherine's School.
Mark stands for: smaller classes, advocating for a strong Catholic publicly-funded education system, diversity in teaching methods, and building a strong work environment.
Mark is someone who understands today's issues in Catholic education!
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